Introduction to Spills Resources

You never know when a hazardous spill is going to happen in the workplace, but being prepared with the correct products and procedures in place will help protect your workers and the environment. We have created a planning model, the 7 pillars of spill management, which cover how to plan for spills, how to effectively respond during a spill emergency, and what action must be taken after the event has occurred.

Prepare

Preparation is your first line of defence in the event of any type of spill. Reviewing company spill procedures and familiarising with regulatory requirements will help you understand what is expected of you and your company in the event of a spill. Give your team the confidence to handle a hazardous spill by running training drills to practice how to respond. Solid preparation will ensure you have the correct products to store and to handle spills to meet compliance. See our useful resources to help you be prepared:

7 Pillars of Spill Management

There’s so much more to spill management than responding to an accident. That’s why we’ve created the 7 Pillars of Spill Management – a framework to help you prepare for and respond to an incidental spill, as well as step you through what you should do after the incident. This infographic ensures you’ve got all bases covered when it comes to the safe management of hazardous spills. Click here to download

How to Prevent Liquid Leaks and Spills

We collaborated with EPA Victoria in creating this useful fact sheet on what preventative steps can be taken to stop spilled liquid from leaving your site and causing environmental damage. Learn how to prevent and control liquid leaks and spills here or download the full version. download the full version.

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A Guide to Chemical Compatibility

If hazardous liquids are stored on your work site then it’s critical to have a range of absorbents on hand in the event of a spill. Absorbents are designed for specific types of liquids, and if the wrong absorbent is used it can cause chemical reactions to the absorbent and break it down. Download our Chemical Compatibility Guide to help match the correct absorbent to hazardous liquid. Download the Statex Chemical capability guide

Why Wipes are Better for your Site than Rags

If you use rags to clean your workshop but want a more effective way to remove oil, then absorbent wipes are for you. Keep surfaces clean from smears or contamination and reduce any unsafe workshop practices. Check out our infographic on why wipes are a better alternative for your workshop. Download the full infographic here.

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Respond

Sometimes, even after the most meticulous planning, a spill can still occur and you never know when it could happen. When it comes to crunch time, learn what to do to respond quickly and easily to a hazardous spill, including how to assess the spill, how to contain it from spreading, how to clean it up and how to correctly dispose of used materials.

What Absorbent do I use for my Hazardous Spill?

We often get asked “what type of absorbent should I use to clean up my spill?” This infographic is a quick reference guide that outlines the correct absorbents to use for a variety of common hazardous liquid spills. click here.

How to Handle a Hazardous Spill

It’s crucial for your team to to know how to quickly and effectively respond to spill. This step-by-step guide is designed to give them the confidence and to take the worry out of spill response. Click here to download

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How to Clean up Spills in the Rain

Have you noticed how difficult it is to clean up oil in the rain? Watch how Spilltration absorbents will do the best job for you in wet conditions. Suitable for emergency response teams cleaning up oil from accidents, civil construction firms needing to control sediment runoff or if you have large outdoor equipment with slow and steady leaks.

Assess

Mistakes are easy to make, but only a fool makes the same one twice. Reporting a hazardous or chemical spill incident in your workplace can help to mitigate these risks and prevent them from happening again. Company procedures should be in place to make this as straight forward as possible and we have some templates to assist you. Restocking your spill kits and PPE is also important as you don’t want to run the risk of depleted stock if another spill occurs.

Hazardous Spill Incident Report Form

Hazardous Spill Incident Report Form

When handling the containment and clean up of hazardous spills, it is important to record and report all the details about the spill to help prevent them from reoccurring. Our handy template makes it quick and easy to record spill incidents on your worksite. Click here to download

Spill Kit Restock Form

After undertaking the clean-up of spills, it is easy to discard your spill kit and forget to restock in preparation for another accidental liquid spill. We make it easy with our simple Spill Kit Restock Form available here to simply fill out and send back to our friendly team. Click here to download

Spill Kit Restock Form